BSc Chemistry with Scientific Computing (F130)

2022 entry

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UCAS code F130
Application method UCAS
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees
  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £25,900 per year
  • International students: £25,900 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £9,250 per year
Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course

About BSc Chemistry with Scientific Computing

Do you like both chemistry and computing? Why choose between them? Modern chemistry relies on the latest computer technologies and computing to address global challenges facing the environment and human society.

BSc Chemistry with Scientific Computing combines study of the structure and synthesis of matter with development of computational and data analysis skills. It creates a new kind of scientist – one with a firm foundation in chemistry, a sound appreciation of scientific computing and an understanding of what can be achieved by combining them.

The course offers a unique combination of units and projects incorporating coding, machine learning and high-performance computing, with fundamental concepts in inorganic, organic and physical chemistry, and applications in analytical, environmental, materials and theoretical chemistry.

You will learn to design experiments, interpret results and apply computing skills to problems in chemistry, and you will take units in communications and mathematics.

Additionally, there is a final-year project. Options include working in a research laboratory or addressing a problem faced by researchers in academia, industry or a local school. You might develop science resources, explore computing applications or carry out chemistry education research. Regardless of the setting, an expert in scientific computing and a specialist in chemistry will both be involved.

We are the UK’s only chemistry-based Centre for Excellence in Teaching in Learning, ranked fifth in the UK for Chemistry (Guardian University Guide 2021) and third in the UK for chemistry research (Times Good University Guide, 2021).

We have one of the biggest groups of computational chemists in the country. Units are taught by experts in fundamental chemistry, computational chemistry, scientific computing and research software engineering. 

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Typical offer for BSc Chemistry with Scientific Computing - applicants must meet one of the following

Standard offer
AAA including Chemistry and Mathematics
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
ABB including A in Chemistry and B in Mathematics
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
36 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in Chemistry, and either 6 at Higher Level (either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretations) or 7 at Standard Level (Analysis and Approaches) in Mathematics.
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in Chemistry and either 5 at Higher Level or 7 at Standard Level in Mathematics (either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretations)
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B and M3 is C.
Access to HE Diploma offerAccess to HE Diploma in Science (or similar titles). The 45 graded Level 3 credits must include:
  • at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit or above; and
  • at least 12 credits at Distinction from Chemistry units and 12 at Distinction in Mathematics units (including algebra, calculus and trigonometry).
Mature students are welcome to contact to check the suitability of their Access course.

Mature students can contact to check the suitability of their Access course.
BTEC offer DDD in Applied Science BTEC National Level 3 Extended Diploma with Distinctions in six specified Chemistry units, plus A in A-level Mathematics (or equivalent)
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AA including Chemistry, and Standard Higher: AAAAA
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
European Baccalaureate offer85% overall, with 8.5 in Chemistry and Mathematics
UK qualificationsFurther information about UK qualifications
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

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GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
No specific subjects required.
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English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile E
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For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

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